Statesmen, Bosses, or Entrepreneurs? Problems of Political Leadership (special issue of AUC Studia Territorialia)

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2017
Czech Republic
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, European History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, German History / Studies

The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia invites authors to submit articles for its 2017 special issue entitled “Statesmen, Bosses, or Entrepreneurs? Problems of Political Leadership.”

There is sufficient evidence from both the past and the present to claim that, in times of major upheavals, and turbulence, quite often politicians of non-standard personalities come to the fore. Manipulation and demagogy used to convince the public that only they have remedy for all problems of peoples lives are a common denominator that stood at the beginning of political careers of a wide range of populists, autocrats, and even the worst dictators. The recent years have brought a revival of these trends. Hence, an analysis of the current situation as well as of the broader historical context of these phenomena could be useful for understanding of deeper social mechanisms that push these personalities to the scene and keep them in the arena.

The aim of this thematic issue is to gather contributions providing insight into the phenomenon of political leadership in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through comparative and case studies from North America, Europe, and Eurasia. Both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The articles are to be written in English and should be 7,000 to 10,000 words in length. The contributions should be sent to the editorial team at or uploaded via AUC Studia Territorialia journal management system. The authors should consult the submission guidelines for further instructions and style.

Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2017.

Article submission deadline: September 31, 2017.

AUC Studia Territorialia is a leading Czech academic journal focusing on area studies and the modern history of North America, Europe, and Eurasia. The journal is published by the Institute of International Studies of Charles University, Prague. It is indexed, i.a., in the EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and CEEOL databases.

Contact Info: 

Lucie Filipová, the executive editor of AUC Studia Territorialia

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